Monthly Archives: August 2015

#39 – Get Augie’s Ice Pops

Augie’s is a local company that uses seasonal Ontario fruit to make drool-worthy popsicles in delicious flavour combos.  Through the summer they have stands at a few farmer’s markets around the city, and also a handful of lucky stores carry them.

We went to Local Hero on Roncesvalles for our treats; Pineapple Coconut Lime and Peaches & Cream.  DELICIOUS.

#39---Augie's

Details: Information about Augie’s (including where to find them and flavours) can be found here.

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#80 – Try a new ethnic food

I have a friend who had a baby at the same time as Henry; we actually had the exact same due date, though her little one was a week early, and Henry was two weeks late.  She is also doing a 100 Thing list and blog with her little family, and recently we were emailing about how hard it is to find the time (or energy!) to blog.  How on earth do people do it?!  I have a major backlog of things we’ve been knocking off but need to be posted, I swear we are making better progress than it appears!

Last weekend we decided to head to La Cubana, a Cuban restaurant, for brunch.  There are two locations in the city, and it is constantly popping up in my Instagram feed from Toronto bloggers and foodies, it’s one of those highly Instagram-able places.  It was really excellent; the food, the service; we loved it!  Adam had the Cuban breakfast with pulled pork, eggs and tostones, and Henry and I shared a breakfast sandwich (with avocado, egg, queso fresco, & tomato) and plantains.  All of it was super delicious.  It will definitely be added to our rotation of favourite restaurants.

#80---La-Cubana

Details: La Cubana has two locations; one on Roncey (where we went), and one on Ossington.  Information and menus can be found here.

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#82 – (Attempt) to grow our own vegetables

WE DID IT!  I have had a few super failed attempts to grow vegetables over the years, so I was hesitant yet determined.  Our balcony doesn’t get any sun, and our little backyard is home to a pretty aggressive gang of raccoons, so I decided the best place for our little garden was in our bedroom window (Adam was thrilled).  We went simple, just a tomato plant, and some herbs (not veggies, but guys, close enough).  I also grew green onions from scraps (cool!) and garlic chive from seeds (triumph!).

Every morning after Adam left for work, Henry and I would water the plants, count the tomatoes, and cheer on our little plants (well, I cheered them on any ways).  I’m pretty pleased we managed to grow anything and now have much loftier goals.  Henry and I were hanging out in the High Park Children’s Garden recently and I was having veggie envy over the variety and exuberance of their vegetable gardens. Next summer we might figure out a raccoon proof vegetable garden solution.   Goals!

#82---veg-garden

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#51 – Attempt another Dear Photograph submission

Since we were back at Killbear this summer, we attempted the same Dear Photograph as last year (our failed attempt here).  My brother and I both tried this, and while I think we did a way better job than last year, still couldn’t match it up perfectly.  What the heck is the secret to this?  I feel like it shouldn’t be as challenging as it was!

#51---Dear-Photograph

Check out Dear Photograph here.

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#78 – Make a meal entirely of farmer’s market purchases

One of the reasons we put a fair amount of cooking and baking items on our list is because it’s a big stretch for us.  I am just not into making food, and Adam says his cooking starts and ends with a BBQ.  So, we thought this might be a pretty good challenge for us.  Even more so, we realized once arriving at the Junction Farmer’s Market, that the selection wasn’t crazy huge for two people who aren’t proficient in the kitchen.

We got lettuce, purple runner beans, onion, garlic, beets, biscuits, peaches and cherries.  We made roasted beets, salad with onions and beans with a garlic dijon dressing, with the biscuits on the side, and fruit for dessert.  Maybe not the most creative meal, but it was tasty and we felt pretty good about it!  Oh, and the market had a wine vendor, total score.

#78---Farmer's-Market

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#89 – Baby park picnic

Last weekend we met up with our friends Nate and Brianne (you’ll recognize them from our gingerbread and sparkler posts), and their adorable littles Finley and Bennett for a picnic at our favourite park.  We love spending time with this lovely family, and are excited for many more adventures with this cute little gang!

#89---Park-picnic

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